Becoming Well Podcast

Becoming Well Podcast

Becoming Well helps anyone who wants to change—your relationships, your emotions, your faith in God. Join Dr. Deb Gorton and Dr. Mary Hendrickson for honest conversations, interviews, and personal stories from people just like you. Discover how the truth of God’s Word intersects with your mental health and well-being.

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January 19, 2022 31 min

Does the call to comfort one another make you feel uncomfortable? Unsteady? Does it fill you with questions about what to say? What not to say? How to BEST comfort the shaken? Join Dr. Mary Hendrickson and Dr. Deb Gorton as we dive into a discussion about TRUE comfort in relation to the Old Testament book of Job and its many players. 

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Are YOU planning on making resolutions for 2022? Maybe getting in shape? Eating healthy? We often make resolutions for our physical health, but what about our mental health? Is making resolutions even healthy? Helpful? Sustainable? Join Dr. Mary Hendrickson and Dr. Deb Gorton for the first episode of SEASON THREE of Becoming Well where we discuss the psychological and emotional implications of resolutions for 2022 and beyond!

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August 9, 2021 57 min

I need this done yesterday. You're expected to attend all family dinners and events. NOW NOW NOW!
How many of us have been caught up in the culture of now that we're living in? Where there's little room for error and even less room for self healing?

How do we even set aside and promote good healing habits in our lives and how do we support those looking for healing in their lives?

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July 19, 2021 44 min

Abuse isn't just physical. It is well known that emotional and mental abuse is prevalent everywhere, from the workplace to our own homes. Yet, it can be so much more difficult to find healing and a path towards moving forward when those hurting us are our own family members. What do you say when your mother gaslights you? How do you heal after having an emotionally distant and uncaring father?

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July 5, 2021 44 min

Let's talk about therapy. Who needs a therapist? What even IS therapy and why is it so beneficial for everyone? Therapy has been given so many purposes over the years, and today Deb and Mary are breaking down what therapy truly is, why it's so vitally important, and why YOU need therapy. Find us online at becomingwellpodcast.org or on Instagram and Facebook at Becoming Well Podcast

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June 14, 2021 47 min

We're slowly climbing out of a year surrounded by worldwide chaos. A pandemic, riots, elections. After minimal human contact for so long, it can feel overwhelming to walk into a coffee shop and order a drink or even to have more than a zoom call with our families. Where is a balance to be found as we begin to return to a state of pre-pandemic normality? How can we take what we've learned in the past 14 months to establish a...

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May 31, 2021 42 min

Would you say you feel comfortable saying no to your family members when they ask for something? Why is it that we have the hardest time holding boundaries with the ones who are closest to us? Today, Deb and Mary dive into the not only how to hold boundaries with family members as well as why it's so crucial and beneficial to both parties to do so.

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May 17, 2021 43 min

After a long day of work, some peace at home sounds lovely. But then your sibling calls, your pet needs taking care of, some other driver almost hits you on the road. All of a sudden, your peace is shattered. But is that truly peace?

Today, join us as we explore what true peace means in a day to day atmosphere and how you can find true peace in your life. 

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May 3, 2021 43 min

Have you listened today? Truly? Were you listening to hear? Or only listening to respond? Today, Deb and Mary are going to dive into how to relearn the lost art of listening and will help us understand how listening, similar to ogres, is like an onion: it has many many layers.

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April 19, 2021 44 min

I don't like you, you're cancelled!

Cancel culture has invaded every aspect of our culture today reaching inot our homes and our minds. The fear of being cancelled can influence what we think and do as well sa how we treat others.

But is cancel cutlure as beneficial as some believe or could it be that cancelling someone can have more detrimental effects then we can imagine.

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April 5, 2021 38 min

A shooting in Atlanta. A kidnapping in London. Nothing seems so be effective in preventing this type of hate from reoccuring. What is at the heart of a healthy response. Today we're focusing on the importance of a cultural message on our mental health and want to help you learn what actually is a message and why it's important to know what messages you impart.

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November 10, 2020 50 min

Here we are. The election is over. For some people it was the hoped for outcome and for others, it wasn't. For some minds, the stress is over and for others the stress is just beginning. 

But how exactly do we prioritize our mental health when we evaluate our lives following a big election? What should our focus be in order that we can stay sane in the chaos that surrounds political happenings?

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September 28, 2020 46 min

"You need therapy." "You need help." Phrases like those get thrown around, yet, as life happens, therapy can be put on a back burner. So when do you start therapy? Is it only for younger minds? Can therapy be effective for adults as well?
Join Deb and Mary today as they take an honest and personal look into the effectiveness and purpose of therapy, no matter what stage of life you're in. 

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September 14, 2020 45 min

Looting is never condoned. Yet, the movement that is used to justify the actions of those looting still carries a genuine cry for help. How can Christians, especially white Christians, stand up and respond to the cries echoing throughout America and the world today. Join us today as we dig deep into just that on Becoming Well.

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August 17, 2020 34 min

It's odd to meet someone who does not have a Facebook account or some other type of social media. Yet, with the increased accessibility to the internet and social media in particular, the pressures of media platforms seems to only be increasing. What is the actual effect of social media on our brains? How should we approach this new form of digital media? Let's talk about that today.

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August 3, 2020 38 min

STAY AT HOME! Don't go outside! These are the messages we are hearing everyday during the midst of the global pandemic, but what effect does this have on our minds and our mental health? What is the lasting effect this isolation will have on our bodies and minds? Let's dive into that today.

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We've seen mental health become a widely discussed topic over the last few years, however it's difficult to understand how faith, culture and mental health intersect. Join us today to learn more about how these three topics go hand in hand.

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There is a lot happening right now. Pandemics, heightened awareness of police brutality, and race riots to name a few. To truly address these issues, we are joined by Craig and Ernest, hosts of the Just Gospel Podcast to discuss and learn how Biblical justice and mental health go hand in hand in addressing the violence and racism that exists in our world every day.

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What was therapy like for you? How did your faith play out in therapy? Did you therapist include faith in counseling? Was your therapist a Christian? 

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June 8, 2020 39 min

Why does Jesus care about mental health? How do we create space for both faith and mental health to coexist? Your mental short comings aren’t a result of your faith short comings.

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